I beat the 3DS Remake of Metroid II around the same time I played AM2R. Both are imperfect and the original will always be best imho, but both also have their place. There’s a really good comparison on youtube. It was among the first, and now there’s so many similar videos in the wake that are much, much worse, haha. If I had to pick, I like AM2R more, but admit the 3DS one was fun enough for me to play through at least once. Whereas I have played through the original 4 times, and AM2R twice. There’s some people who like the 3DS game more for it’s generous QOL enhancements.
Metroid 1-4 is a finished series. Where do you go after fusion? I love the heck out of it, and would enjoy seeing a game that continues with Samus’ fully powered up Parasite Suit, but I know many others would not. But still, a complete redesign in this game is lame, iterate on the ones before rather than give us another weird ass thing like they did in Prime 3. Seems like Nintendo is more interested in appealing to the new generation with Metroid than they are appealing to fans.
I am also someone who is super okay with games taking forever to be made. When fans rush this stuff, we often get something incomplete. Gone are the days where Square could make Final Fantasy annually.
The fact they’re taking so long to show anything is a good sign they want to get it right. But as far the the development of the first game, I think what Retro did at first was so off the mark, that miyamoto had to come whip them into shape.
Anyways, if it breaks the chains of the Prime series, that would be great. How many games can you fit between Metroid 1 and Metroid 2?? May as well call it something new instead of “Prime 4”. The whole Prime moniker was pretty stupid from the beginning, if you ask me! Spoilers: The Metroid Prime isn’t even a Metroid at all?.. And 2 and 3 had very little to do with it? I also really dislike Dark Samus. SA-X is way cooler.